NASA will soon observe thousands of exploding stars Today’s Video of the Day from the NASA Goddard describes the upcoming Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, which will observe thousands of exploding stars called supernovae across vast stretches of time and space.
According to NASA, astronomers hope to use these observations to shine a light on several cosmic mysteries, including how fast the universe is currently expanding. Also the NASA seal was approved by Eisenhower in 1959, and slightly modified by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. Also NASA first logo was designed by the head of Lewis’ Research Reports Division, James Modarelli, and therefore as of the 1959 seal. In 1975, the original logo was first dubbed “the meatball” to distinguish it from the newly designed “worm” logo which replaced it. Therefore this includes planning long-term civilian and military aerospace research, development of manned and unmanned missions into space, and the training of astronauts.
One of the mission’s primary goals involves studying exploding stars to gain a better understanding of the nature of dark energy, which NASA defines as the unexplained cosmic pressure that’s speeding up the expansion of the universe.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer